Minute from a Minister


06
Jan 2019

I’m often asked to write a “how did camp go” piece, detailing the events and successes that happened on camp. But this year I’d like to follow Hollywood, and write a “pre-quel” to camp. It was at an SU run “Director’s Day” in Brisbane that I was first challenged to consider what my definition of a “successful” camp was. So in considering what I thought success looked like, I suppose success in any venture is defined by whether you have achieved the aims or goals of that venture. Anyone who has heard......

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31
Dec 2018

I’m sure you’ve heard the song, ’All I want for Christmas … is you’. Well, Christmas is over, 2018 is almost done and 2019 starts on Tuesday. I hope that you had both a good Christmas and a good 2018 as a whole. But, what are you hoping for in 2019? The Apostle John said this to a dear friend of his — “I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.” (3 John 2) This is......

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23
Dec 2018

Have you ever wondered why we have Christmas trees at Christmas or why we celebrate it in December when we don’t know when Jesus was born or what Santa has to do with Christmas or why it is even called Christmas in the first place? There are a lot of things we do at Christmas time, but why do we do them? Here some really quick answers. Why do we have Christmas Trees? While it is hard to know when we first started using fir trees, most people agree on the symbolism.......

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16
Dec 2018

  As you well know, we are getting closer to my birthday. Every year there is a celebration in my honour and I think that this year the celebration will be repeated. During this time there are many people shopping for gifts, there are many radio announcements, TV commercials, and in every part of the world everyone is talking that my birthday is getting closer and closer. It is really very nice to know, that at least once a year, some people think of me. As you know, the celebration of my birthday......

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